Monday, November 16, 2015

Morning Coffee (11/16/15)

There's a siege going on in Belgium as I write this, of a suspect in the Paris attacks - in general, I'd recommend the Guardian and Vox for good, quick updates on this or pretty much any breaking news situation.

Me elsewhere: TV news and Flesh and Bone thoughts

Beirut, Also the Site of Deadly Attacks, Feels Forgotten

The Cult of the ‘Amateur’ (This does not seem like a good time to put an amateur in charge of the country!)

I don't actually want Sanders to be kept off the ballot, but I'm glad someone is challenging his registration because a. they're RIGHT and b. it's fun.

This is great: An Interview With the Gay Dad Targeted for Adopting Kids and Helping Foster Children

Fascinating: The Pentagon's Missionary Spies

Nuremberg Nazi Site Crumbles, but Tricky Questions on Its Future Persist

"The Assad suburb": How Syria ghettoized the military to keep it loyal

This is an amazing statement in several ways: A spokesman for Blavatnik, Andrew Garfield, said: “I don’t think we are going to comment. The allegations are primarily directed at Oxford.”

Peak Inequality: Investigating the Lack of Diversity Among TV Directors

"– ‘Tis the smoke-choked air of this cursed mill town, that so fills and oppresses me I think I shall never be rid of it, and if they were to cut me open after I have left this body, they would find nothing but ash and soot inside
– You questioned capitalism and the class system, if only for a moment
– He never was well, mum"

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